MEM24432 - Hagley (Building)

Summary

The building dates from the early to mid 20th Century. It became a Youth Hostel in 1958.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is shown as a clear plot on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force show a building at SS 9729 4420. [2] The building is shown on Ordnance Survey mapping dating from 1964-72 and in 2018 and is labelled "Hagley (Youth Hostel)" on both maps. It seems little altered between the two surveys taking place. [3,4] SS 972 442. Hagley, Alcombe Combe, Minehead, Somerset. Youth Hostel opened 1 August 1958, replacing Minehead (Clanville) Hostel at SS 967 463 [outside the National Park boundary]. The wardens were Mr and Mrs Walmsley, who had been at Clanville. Much building work was done over the winter of 1959-60, in time for the official opening on 18 June 1960. It was due to close for extensive building works between 1 September 1991 to 15 April 1992. The house is sited in extensive grounds. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500/1964-1972.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Martin, J.. 2018. Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales): Historical listing of all youth hostels and other YHA accommodation. 326.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9729 4420 (22m by 19m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Historic Parish DUNSTER
Civil Parish MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Aug 1 2018 12:08PM

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